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Species Telamoptilia hibiscivora - Hodges#0698.1

Telamoptilia hibiscivora
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Acrocercopinae
Genus Telamoptilia
Species hibiscivora (Telamoptilia hibiscivora - Hodges#0698.1)
Hodges Number
0698.1
Explanation of Names
Authors: D. and M. Davis, 2017
Range
Maryland to Brownsville, Texas and adjacent Matamoros, Mexico.
Habitat
Primarily coastal wetlands
Food
Larvae mine leaves of Hibiscus moscheutos (Malvaceae).
Print References
Davis, Donald R. and Mignon M. Davis. 2017. First report of the genus Telamoptilia from the western hemisphere with descriptions of two new species (Gracillariidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 71(4)261-273.
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